BABCOCK RANCH, Fla. – Pulte Homes, one of the nation’s most recognized and trusted homebuilders for 70 years, is expanding its selection of new homes at Babcock Ranch with the introduction of Verde at Babcock Ranch, which is expected to open in mid-2023 . The neighborhood will be the next phase of Babcock Ranch’s development and will include a number of new neighborhoods, walking trails, parks and green spaces.
“Created for the value-oriented homebuyer, Verde will offer a simplified and streamlined buying process,” said Josh Graeve, President of PulteGroup’s Southwest Florida Division. “Homebuyers will appreciate the standard new home features combined with a variety of color and design options to customize their home. With Verde, we are also focused on giving families the opportunity to secure a new home in less time, with a choice of homes available quickly.”
Pulte expects to begin land development and construction of show homes in late 2022. The 109-acre neighborhood features 399 single-family homes and private amenities alongside a proposed pedestrian-friendly village center, community greenway and school Choice of two homesite sizes and a variety of consumer-inspired home designs. Verde’s private amenities include a neighborhood pool and a covered poolside cabana with seating.
Bordered by the Curry Creek Preserve on one side and the new village center on the other, Verde is located on the Curry Creek Trail just south of the Cypress Parkway, Babcock Ranch’s main road, which provides easy access to State Road 31, the new Crescent Shopping Center B Commons anchored by Publix, offers downtown dining, beauty salons, health and veterinary services and Lakefront Founder’s Square, the city’s quaint downtown neighborhood. Verde is also close to Babcock Neighborhood School, a project-based public charter school for kindergarten through eighth graders, and Babcock High School, opening for the 2022-23 school year.
“Many families have chosen Babcock Ranch because of its unique blend of outdoor recreation, scenic views of preserves and lakes, and proximity to a variety of activities in and around the community,” Graeve said. “Its appeal is cross-generational and suits a variety of lifestyle preferences with a vibrant atmosphere to live, work and play. Pulte looks forward to expanding new family housing options at Babcock Ranch as the city moves east in its latest phase.”
As the first solar-powered hometown in America, Babcock Ranch is committed to environmental sustainability – philosophies shared by Pulte Homes. Verde homes will reflect Pulte’s commitment to green building standards, energy efficiency and building healthier homes. Pulte received the Florida Green Building Coalition’s top honor for 2020 Builder of the Year for completing more coalition-certified single-family homes than any other developer in Florida, with more than half receiving the highest level of certification.
Verde residents enjoy convenient access to healthcare, wellness and recreation, all within Babcock Ranch. The state-of-the-art Lee Healthy Life Center at Founder’s Square, less than a mile away, offers a full-time primary care practice, medical clinic, rehabilitation services and exercise facility with a six-lane outdoor pool fitness classes, cardio and strength-training equipment, an indoor basketball court and wellness programs. Nearby hospitals, emergency services and specialty care in Fort Myers include Lee Memorial Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center and Lee Health Outpatient Center.
Founder’s Square also caters to everyday shopping needs and features Slater’s Goods & Provision, a general store with casual dining, as well as The Lakehouse Kitchen & Bar and Square Scoops serving ice cream and coffee. For remote workers and entrepreneurs alike, The Hatchery offers a collaborative coworking space with high-speed internet, conferencing facilities, networking opportunities and support services.
Babcock Ranch is planned for 50 miles of interconnected hiking, walking and biking trails that connect to parks and green spaces to promote wellness and a connection to nature. Trails range from .36 miles in Jack Peeples Park to the 2.21-mile Curry Creek Trail with concrete, shell and nature trails along scenic lakes, wetlands, nature preserves and boardwalks. Jack Peeples Park also offers tennis, pickleball and basketball courts.
More recreational facilities will soon be added as the Field House is completed with two gymnasiums, a fitness center, cafeteria and locker rooms. The project also includes a baseball diamond, softball and multipurpose fields.
As the social hub of Babcock Ranch, Founder’s Square hosts art shows, concerts, festivals, bike and golf cart parades, food truck rallies, and a calendar of weekly, monthly, and yearly events for all ages.
Verde residents can also take advantage of membership opportunities at The Lakehouse and Cypress Lodge, which offer additional amenities and programs including a resort-style swimming pool, lap pool, fire pit, bocce ball lanes, large grounds, community garden, dog park, and a community room for special occasions.
Marinas and parks along the Caloosahatchee River offer even more outdoor adventures. Fort Myers Beach, with its miles of Gulf of Mexico beaches, is a 45-minute drive.
Verde at Babcock Ranch is just 15 minutes off I-75 and 35 minutes from both Southwest Florida International Airport and the growing Punta Gorda Airport, which offers low cost flights to 51 Allegiant Airlines destinations in the United States.
Major shopping malls with national retailers and restaurants at The Forum and Gulf Coast Town Center are also nearby.
The revitalized downtown Fort Myers Historic River District is just 25 minutes away and features an electric selection of boutique shops, art galleries, award-winning restaurants, the Florida Repertory Theatre, the Edison and Ford Winter Estates and the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.
Pulte Homes is also the exclusive developer in the thriving Parkside, Edgewater, Edgewater Shores and Northridge neighborhoods at Babcock Ranch. Models of Pulte Homes are currently available for viewing at Babcock Ranch.
For the latest details and exclusive monthly updates as the community progresses, join the Verde VIP List at Babcock Ranch by visiting www.Pulte.com/Verde.